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Net Zero & Net Zero Ready Certification from Earth Advantage

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Earth Advantage Institute Offers First Energy Model-Based Net Zero & Net Zero Ready Certification in the U.S.

Earth Advantage Institute, a Portland, OR-based nonprofit focused on designing tools for better buildings, announces that it has launched the first energy model-based net zero and net zero ready green home certifications in the country.

This distinguishes it from the Living Building Challenge Net-Zero certification, which requires a year of performance data. While this may render it less popular among some performance purists in the ZNE community (and I get that!), modeling-based certification is a marketing tool and is therefore likely to find greater favor with speculative builders.

Details available in their media release and on the EAI website.

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green building consultant; owner/founder, Design AVEnues LLC

Ann V. Edminster, M. Arch., LEED AP, is a leading green building consultant, speaker, teacher, and author. Her recent work and award-winning book, Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet, focus on net-zero energy homes. Ann has taught for groups including AIA, USGBC, Pacific Gas & Electric, and Southern California Edison. Ann’s consulting clients include major builders, software companies, design firms, developers, public agencies, utilities, investors, and homeowners. She has held key roles on numerous award-winning residential projects of all types.

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